Keen Kiwi woman seeking sheep and beef farming work in Scottish Borders.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
NCEA LEVEL 3-NZ
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Merit-NZ
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing
Experience carting silage bales with tractor and trailer.
Experience driving tractors in general feeding out.
Competent riding both two wheel and four wheel motor bikes.
I grew up on a hill country sheep and beef farm in NZ, assisting with moving stock, all yard work; weighing, drenching, drafting.
Wool handling:basic experience.
Competent four wheel motorbike skills.
I worked on a dairy farm over 2x summer holidays while at uni.
Competent milking and identifying health issues.
Competent setting up break fences and bringing cows in using a two wheel motorbike.
Currently live on a sheep and beef farm in the borders.
Completed 4x indoor lambings;3x day and 1x night.
Assisted with indoor calving.
Competent with break fences, moving stock and identifying any health concerns in stock. Currently have 1x young heading dog being trained.
Assisted preparing rams for an on farm sale: assisted cleaning and sorting rams, assisted on sale day. Assisted preparing bulls for sale also; haltering and washing bulls.
Will not require accomodation.
Enjoy exercising; hiking and rock climbing.
Currently working as an Occupational Therapist for NHS Lothian on a temp contract ending in March. Highly capable of working in a team and alone, excellent communication and organisational skills.
2018-2021 completed 4x indoor lambings and assisted with indoor calving.
2018-2021 assisted with on farm busy days: shearing, weaning calves and lambs, scanning, drenching/yard work, silage, pregnancy testing. Also assisted with general farm work after NHS workday; shifting ewes and cows, assisting with maintenance; cleaning gutters, troughs, setting up/packing down for lambing, filling pot holes, strimming etc.
2019-assisted with an on-farm ram and bull sale;assisted preparing rams, setting up sale ring, assisted with preparing bulls for sale, completed general tasks; weed wiping, sorting lambs, moving stock, yard work, carting hay bales.
2017-worked as a polo groom in England for 6 months followed by working in Finland as an outdoor guide over winter before coming to Scotland for the lambing season.
2015-2016 worked on a dairy farm over the summer in NZ. 60bale rotary working alone and within a team.
I grew up on a hill country sheep and beef farm in NZ therefore assisted with all farm tasks in school summer holidays.
Start: 09/05/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Scottish Borders or Edinburgh area.